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View from the top of the Victoria Tower, the lesser known of the two towers of the Houses of Parliament, towards Big Ben, the River Thames and the London Eye

Did you decide not to go away this summer and wish that you had? As the last of the summer sun dwindles away it’s a good time to see what’s available this autumn to beat the onslaught of the winter blues. I’ve found something for everyone this week with a mix of packages to whet your travel appetite. I’ve got mid-term breaks, Sun and city deals from Dublin and Cork!

Starting with a family trip from Cork with Dawson travel to one of my favourite spots Portugal. Weather is especially nice in September in Portugal


Dawson Travel –

Nights: 7

Accommodation: 3* Colina Village, Carvoeiro, Portugal

  • Self catering

Travel dates: 2nd September

Price: from €2,104 per family (based on 2 adults & 2 children sharing)

Flying from Cork

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Travelnet offer a great deal from Cork to Tenerife

10 Sep 2018 13:10 – 17:25

17 Sep 2018 18:00 – 21:55

from €245 per person

*Prices are per person and include:
• Return Flights
• 10kg Baggage Allowance
• Accommodation
Other dates available. Prices subject to change and availability without notice. Full terms and conditions apply.

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Morocco / Navan Travel –

Nights: 7

Accommodation: 5* Atlantic Palace Resort, Morocco

  • Own golf course “Golf de L’Ocean”
  • Fly direct to Agadir
  • Breakfast and Transfers included

Travel dates: 8th September

Price: from €689pp

Flights from Dublin

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Mid Term Break in Orlando with Tour America

7 nights in Orlando from €589pp
Return flights and 7 nights in the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando
Based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing
Travel October 25th 2018
Reference: 631890
Contact Number: 01-8173535


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Looking for a last minute honeymoon? Then what about this trip to Mauritius

Classic Resorts –

Nights: 7

Accommodation: 4* Canonnier Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Mauritius

  • Standard Garden Room on All Inclusive.
  • Includes honeymoon discount
  • Honeymooners receive sparkling wine and fruits, Pareo and T-shirt

Travel dates: September/October

Price: from €1,619pps

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Dawson Travel –

Nights: 7


Accommodation: 4* The Old Phuket Karon Beach Resort, Thailand

  • Bed & breakfast
  • Flights included

Travel dates: October

Price: from €939pps

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Bowe Travel

Spend Mid-term Break in Iceland

Depart 28th Oct 3 Nights Ex Dublin

3* Hotel Room Only

Price from €600 per person based on 2 adults sharing

Includes Flights, Hotel, Northern Lights Tour and Golden Circle Full Day Tour.

Subject to Availability at time of booking.

Call us in Bowe Travel



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Click and Go always have terrific city breaks and they have lots for September – starting with London and two night break for only €135pp

  • Thu, 13 Sep 2018 – Sat, 15 Sep 2018
  • 2 nights
  • 2 Adults

  • Britannia International Hotel Canary WharfStunningly situated, the Britannia International Hotel stands in the heart of London’s Docklands development, with magnificent views of Canary Wharf, the tallest building in London.The hotel is close to the Millennium Dome, the London Arena is close by and the City Airport is only ten minutes drive away. Access to the West End is via the Docklands Light Railway and tube link. The hotel is well endowed with facilities, especially leisure, with a gym and swimming pool available to guests.

Flights London to Gatwick with Aer Lingus

Thu, 13 Sep 2018
08:40 > 10:15
Sat, 15 Sep 2018
16:05 > 17:30
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Again with Click and Go

The Spanish Capital Madrid is especially beautiful in Autumn and this deal with click and go offers great value with three nights for only €198pps
  • Sun, 9 Sep 2018 – Wed, 12 Sep 2018
  • 3 nights
  • 2 Adults
  • HRC Hotel

    The hotel is located in Madrid’s historic centre, in the La Latina quarter, just a short distance from the city’s most important monuments and buildings. The Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, are all less than 1 km away. It is also set in Madrid’s most well-known area for entertainment, and offers a superb atmosphere, surrounded by famous restaurants and taverns, as well as cinemas and museums. This cosy city hotel comprises 38 rooms in total spread over 5 floors. It features a lobby with 24-hour reception and lift access to the upper floors. A bar-cafeteria provides dining options and Internet access is available for those who wish to stay connected.

Direct flight Dublin to Madrid with Ryanair
Sun, 9 Sep 2018
06:25 > 10:00
Direct flight
Wed, 12 Sep 2018
10:35 > 12:20
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Are you staying at home but would like a short break? –

Tea & Treats in the luxurious surroundings of

The Heritage Killenard


If you are looking for an escape or just some time to relax, The Spa at The Heritage Killenard is the place for you. Set in the countryside just outside the picturesque village of Killenard in County Laois, The Heritage Killenard is the ideal location to enjoy some Tea & Treats and a great night’s sleep in a luxurious room.

Unwind in the thermal suite while you enjoy the Heritage Spa Experience followed by a Bespoke Mini Facial to leave your skin feeling fresh and radiant, finishing up with a Muscle Melting Back Massage to relax, restore and revitalise the body. Feeling fully relaxed and rejuvenated make your way to the opulent surroundings of the Lobby Lounge where you will enjoy The Heritage Killenard Signature Afternoon Tea including a selection of fine teas and coffees served with a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats. After all those treats, you’ll want to make the most of your relaxed mind and body, and enjoy a wonderful night sleep in one of the hotel’s beautiful bedrooms.

As always, guests can expect the welcoming atmosphere and impeccable service that the Heritage Killenard has become known. Whether you are looking for a little self-indulgence or a day out with the girls the Tea & Treats package at Heritage Killenard is a little bit of luxury that you don’t want to miss.

The Tea & Treats package is available from €149 per person sharing and includes Afternoon Tea, the Spa Experience, a ½ hour spa treatment and overnight accommodation with breakfast the following morning. For further information and bookings please call 057 869 5050.

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Or what about this novel stay for a family or a group of friends!

The Cliff at Lyons, co Kildare

It’s always Better Together!

Grab the gang and head to Cliff at Lyons to enjoy their new Better Together package which includes a one-night stay in an ivy-clad clad two-bedroom cottage with views of the Lily Pond. Pop into The Pantry at Cliff at Lyons for your pantry hamper full of goodies including charcuterie board, Irish farmhouse cheeses with crackers, house-made breads, two bottles of Cliff house wine, smoked nuts and much more.

Jump on the Cliff bikes, or walk the Canal towpath, take a barge trip and stop off at the microbrewery in Sallins, indulge in a treatment in The Well in the Garden or just kick back with your besties and watch Amazon fire television with Alexa voice remote control.

Spend time in the leafy, lush countryside of Kildare as you unwind, relax and revel in the fresh air with your gang. Just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, the historical grounds and beautiful rose-clad buildings at Cliff at Lyons make it the ideal location for an overnight break.

The Better Together package includes a one-night stay for four people in a two-bedroom cottage, a pantry hamper full of goodies from the Cliff kitchen, full Irish breakfast the following morning in the Orangery restaurant and free use of the Cliff fleet of bikes.

Costs from €620 for four people

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